Accelerating Investment & Innovation Summit 2022






Tuesday 13th September 2022

On a mission to boost investment in innovation for the North East!

As part of our work to grow the region’s investment ecosystem, we have partnered with the British Business Bank to deliver the Accelerating Investment and Innovation Summit for the third year running.

Last year’s event focused on building connectivity between the region’s innovative businesses and the investor community.

The North continues to produce a growing number of innovative businesses, but research shows the innovation funding gap remains an issue.

Join our FREE virtual Summit aimed at anyone with an interest in the innovation funding landscape, including innovative SMEs seeking access to finance support as well as angel investors looking to connect with SMES.

What will the day include?

We’re bringing back some core panel discussions to look at how far we’ve come in the last 12 months, but have also ramped up the opportunity for policy makers, investors and businesses to drive change and learn from each other with an afternoon of interactive sessions.

Join us for:

  • Expert speakers
  • Cluster insights
  • Panel discussions
  • Design thinking
  • Virtual networking

We’ll be announcing key speakers in the coming weeks but in the meantime be sure to secure your free place for Tuesday 13th September 2022 now.

It's set to be a day full of discussions and debate, we hope you can join us!

Sign up for the virtual Summit

Last year’s speakers


We are busy planning this year's event but take a look at last year's agenda

09:30 - 09:35

Welcome to the Accelerating and Investment Summit with Estelle Blanks, CEO of Innovation SuperNetwork

09:35 - 10:30

Identifying opportunities for investment in the North

10:40 - 11:25

Investing in a recovery landscape

11:30 - 12:15

Developing a sustainable finance & co-investment ecosystem

12:45 - 13:30

Fireside Chat: Changing the face of investing

13:30 - 15:30

Democratising Investment: Is tech really the answer?

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15:30 - 16:30


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